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Monday, August 31, 2015

Denver Without a Car: Things to Do in Downtown Denver

Bronco Buster Civic Center Park Things to do in Downtown Denver
Bronco Buster statue in Civic Center Park.
America’s cities are not always the easiest to navigate without a car.  They’re spread out and the public transportation isn’t always that great.    But we only had a weekend for our trip to Denver and it felt unnecessary to have a rental car for such a short trip.  We decided to see what kind of Denver weekend getaway we could put together that didn’t require a car.  We were excited to find there are a number of fun things to do in downtown Denver which meant we could have a full weekend visiting Denver’s attractions without needing our own four wheels.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Top 20 Things to Do in New Orleans

St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square Things to Do in New Orleans

New Orleans is a popular weekend getaway destination, but there are so many things to do in New Orleans you can easily spend a week or more in the city.  New Orleans is the city of music, food, and cocktails, but there are also museums, churches, cemeteries, swamps, and plantations.  Here are 20 of the top things to do in New Orleans for planning your next trip to NOLA.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Packing Tips and Travel Style: The Ultimate Duffel Bag

My new Incase EO Duffel making its debut at Denver's the ART hotel.
We learned the hard way that while traveling, a rolling checked bag and a rolling carry-on bag are just not the way to go.  You can get away with it if you have a rental car or will be traveling from the airport to your hotel's front door without relying on public transportation.  However, that rarely happens and those rolling pieces of luggage become more of a hindrance than a luxury.  This lesson changed our travel style and we now travel with a rolling checked bag and a carry-on duffel bag which we can strap over our shoulders or rest on top of our rolling bag.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Delphi to Meteora: Central Greece Attractions

Meteora Central Greece Attractions
The monasteries of Meteora.
Can I be honest?  Greece wasn’t really at the top of my list for travel destinations I wanted to visit.  I’m not exactly sure why that is.  I love ancient ruins, and Greece has a ton of those.  The quintessential picture of Greece, the blue domes and white walls of Santorini, is stunning.  But Rome wanted to go to Greece, and when I read about Tripology Adventures’ off-road trip through Central Greece, it sounded exactly like the adventure for us.  We always like a good drive.  What I didn’t anticipate was falling head-over-heels in love with all the varied landscapes and attractions of Central Greece.  What we discovered, with Tripology Adventures’ Greece road trip itinerary, was ancient monuments, picturesque villages, and nature, from impossibly clear blue seas, emerald rivers, green sceneries that rival Switzerland, and snow-capped mountain ranges. 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Finding the Best Restaurants in Stockholm with the White Guide

Pubologi Baked Skrei Best Restaurants in Stockholm Sweden

Sometimes it can feel like a game of Russian roulette when trying to find good restaurants at which to dine on vacation.  Guidebooks have limited restaurants which sometimes have gone out of business since printing.  Review websites like TripAdvisor, while normally incredibly useful, sometimes fall short when it comes to restaurants, especially when you run a search and find McDonalds listed as the number ten restaurant in the city.  For our trip to Stockholm I found a great resource, the White Guide, for finding the best restaurants in Stockholm. 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Santa Maria: A Secret Central California Weekend Getaway

Santa Maria All-America City Central California Weekend Getaway

As Southern Californians, we are constantly looking for new California weekend getaway destinations to explore.  We found one of Central California’s secret getaways in Santa Maria.  Santa Maria is probably more popular among visitors coming from other countries than among travelers living in the United States.  This is something that should change because Santa Maria is a quick California getaway with many varied attractions for travelers.  If Santa Maria is known at all, it is known for its wineries, but Santa Maria has so much more to offer including one of California’s best missions, farm-fresh produce, lip-smacking barbeque, hikes with stunning vistas, and quaint museums.

Monday, July 20, 2015

The Best of Athens in One Day

Parthenon Acropolis Golden Hour One Day in Athens

Admittedly one day in Athens isn’t enough to really get to know the city, but oftentimes travelers to Greece spend very little time in Athens before heading out of the city to explore other parts of the mainland or one of the hundreds of islands.  So if you do only have 24 hours in Athens, it is best to have a game plan before heading out so you can see as much as possible in a short time.